Liverpool welcome Ajax to Anfield Road in the 2022/23 Champions League Group Stage Matchday 2. Will the Reds bounce back from their opening day defeat? Or will the Dutch champions make it 8 wins in a row? Check out here our Liverpool vs Ajax predictions with expert tips, best odds, line-ups, team news, odds, betting offers and exclusive free bets!
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How to watch Liverpool vs Ajax
Liverpool vs Ajax is scheduled for an 8pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
The match will be played at Anfield and broadcast by BT Sport 2. Coverage will start at 7pm.
BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the BT Sport website or app. The app is available to download for free on iOS and Android phones and tablets, and offers far more than just live streaming options.
Liverpool vs Ajax Betting Preview
Liverpool will be quite fresh as the Reds - along with other Premier League teams, saw their games against Wolves postponed in the wake of Queen Elizabeth II's death. Hence, their last match was the disappointing performance in their first Champions League fixture, lost 4-1 at Napoli. As a result, Jurgen Klopp's men have only won twice in all competition so far - a 9:0 thrashing of Bournemouth and a 2-1 last gasp victory over Newcastle.
Ajax enter this game on the back of seven wins in a row, including their 4-0 hammering of Rangers in the first UCL matchday. In the last three outings they have outscored their opponents 13-0. Furthermore, Alfred Schreuder's men have kept 5 consecutive clean sheets in all competitions. In the Dutch Eredivisie, Ajax are top of the table, boasting a 100% winning record so far. Their good run extends to this competition, as Ajax have won their last seven Champions League group stage matches, scoring 24 goals and conceding just five.
As to direct encounters, the Reds played Ajax in the 2020/21 Champions League season, with the English side winning 1-0 in both matches.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago; D. Jota, Nunez, Diaz
Klopp may still take this opportunity to refresh his attacking line with the inclusion of Diogo Jota in place of a misfiring Mohamed Salah. the Portuguese should complete the front trio alongside Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz. Joel Matip will expect to take the place of Joe Gomez in the heart of defence, with Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold retaining their starting berth as full backs despite a poor display in Naples. In midfield, Thiago Alcantara should be fit enough to start alongside Fabinho and Harvey Elliott. The likes of Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones will miss out once again, while Fabio Carvalho remains a doubt.
Ajax (4-3-3): Pasveer; Rensch, Timber, Bassey, Blind; Berghuis, Alvarez, Taylor; Tadic, Kudus, Bergwijn
Alfred Schreuder should go with the same XI that started the 4-0 win over Rangers last week. Steven Bergwijn suffered an injury against Rangers but has recovered and will start in the front trio alongside Dusan Tadic and Mohammed Kudus. Left-back Owen Wijndal has returned to training following an ankle injury, but the clash with Liverpool will likely come too soon for him. As a consequence, Daley Blind is likely to be moved in that position, with Jurrien Timber and Calvin Bassey paired at the centre. 20-year-old Kenneth Taylor should also retain his spot in the middle of the park, flanked by Steven Berghuis and Edson Alvarez. Mohamed Ihattaren and Francisco Conceicao are out through injury.
Liverpool vs Ajax Betting Tips
Liverpool are struggling bot offensively and defensively at the moment. Barring their 9-0 win over Bournemouth, they have scored and conceded 6 goals in 5 top flight matches (while losing 4-1 in the opening UCL match). Ajax will feel this is the perfect moment to pile more misery on Klopp’s team. As a result, we would back the "Ajax +2 Handicap" bet and "Both teams to score". As for the correct score, we go for the highly priced 2-2 draw and the 3-2 Ajax win. As for goalscorers, keep an eye on Steven Bergwijn. The former Tottenham winger scored the final goals against Rangers and currently sits joint top of the Eredivisie goalscorers chart with six strikes in six matches.
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